List of Papers Published in Volume 6 Issue 1


Weed management in soybean (Glycine max. L Merrill) in Tarai region of Uttarakhand to sustain productivity

Authors: AKANKSHA GUPTA, S.C. SAXENA

Abstract: The experiment was conducted during Kharif seasons (July to November) of 2003 and 2004 to study weed management in soybean (Glycine max. L. Merrill) in Tarai region of Uttarakhand to sustain productivity. Result indicated that in-situ mulching recorded maximum weed reduction, weed control efficiency, plant growth, yield attributes, seed yield, gross return and incremental benefit: cost ratio and i ...

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Yield and quality of Brassica species as influenced by different dates of sowing and varieties

Authors: RAJESH KUMAR, R.P.SINGH, YESH PAL

Abstract: The field experiment comprised of four dates of sowing with six varieties of four Brassica species was conducted at the crop Research Centre of GBPUA&T Pantnagar during 2000-01 to 2002-03. Delay in sowing from 30 September to 14 November increased the number of days to 50% flowering but drastically reduced the number of days to maturity. Late sowing resulted in significant reduction in growth, ...

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Bioactivity of different formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) and their combinations with endosulfan against pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).

Authors: RUCHIRA TIWARI, V.K. SEHGAL

Abstract: Bioassay studies carried out in the laboratory to determine the effect of sublethal doses of four commercial formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis (Berliner) (Bt) i.e., Bt var kurstaki viz Dipel 8L (Bt1), Dipel 2x (Bt3), Bioasp, Biolep, and two different Bt strains, Bt var aizawai (Centari) (Bt2), and Bt var thuringiensis (Biotox) alone and in combination with endosulfan for their bioactivity aga ...

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Studies on biological parameters of Chrysoperla carnea Stephens (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) at different temperature regimes

Authors: KULDEEP SHARMA, M.A. KHAN, SUNEEL KUMAR

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Genetic variability and path analysis in buckwheat

Authors: M DUTTA, V.K.YADAV, B.B. BANDYOPADHYAY, TEJ PRATAP, RAJENDRA PRASAD

Abstract: Buckwheat is important indigenous crop of the Himalayan region because it can withstand cold temperature and acidic soil conditions. The present study was undertaken to assess the genetic variation, heritability, correlation, and direct and indirect effects of quantitative characters on seed yield in a set of diverse buckwheat genotypes during Kharif 2000 and 2001. Based on two years pooled data h ...

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A study of diversity in germplasm collection of hexaploid wheat by RAPD analysis

Authors: SANJEEV KUMAR, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers were used to study the genetic relationship and genetic diversity among 15 Indian wheat accessions. Screening was done with 6 random primers. All of the 32 amplified RAPD bands were polymorphic. The similarity coefficient between hexaploids ranged from 0.00 to 0.80. Primers UBC 552, UBC 18 and UBC 535 showed ma ...

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Effect of hydration treatment on germination and yield components in F3 generation of black and yellow seeded soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill.)

Authors: SUNEETA PANDEY, PUSHPENDRA, B.V.SINGH, KAMENDRA SINGH, M.K.GUPTA

Abstract: Fifty-nine F3 individual plants derived from the cross of Birsa Soy-1/JS-71-05 were evaluated for amount of water absorption and hard seededness through hydration treatment. Highest amount of water absorption (67.0 mg/20 seeds) was recorded for GTP-27 (genotype-27) whereas lowest amount of water absorption was reported for GTP-61A (9.70 mg). In general, those genotypes, which were recorded for hig ...

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Evaluation of fungicides against Rhizoctonia solani Kuhn, the inicitant of aerial blight of soybean

Authors: ANJANA RAY, P. KUMAR

Abstract: The efficacy of six different fungicides viz., Carbendazim, Mancozeb, Hexaconazole, Propiconazole, Blitox- 50 and Thiram were tested in vitro and in vivo conditions against Rhizoctonia solani, the inicitant of aerial blight of soybean. Under in vitro conditions among all the fungicides, Propiconazole was found highly effective inhibiting complete radial growth of fungus at 5 ppm. Next in order wer ...

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Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Tarai and Bhabar agroclimatic conditions

Authors: A.K. CHAUBEY, H.P. SINGH, S.R. SINGH

Abstract: The most important and widely distributed (geographically as well as with in plant kingdom) type of mycorrhiza is the arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM). Different mycorrhizal associations can be recognized depending on their morphology and function, the plant and fungal taxa involved and alterations in morphogenesis of fungi and roots leading to the development of new structures. The spores of isolate AC ...

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Economic impact of agromet advisory services in rice under Tarai conditions

Authors: H.S KUSHWAHA, A.K CHAUBEY, PHOOL CHAND, MANISHA RANI, U.P SHAHI

Abstract: The aim of agromet advisory service is to utilize the meteorological information on a real time basis for various agricultural operations including irrigation scheduling, disease, and pest management. Provision of weather based agro advisories to farmers in India is complex because of variety of climatic zones. Farming communities in these areas have their special needs in view of the varieties of ...

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Effect of AM Fungi and Azotobacter chroococcum on rhizospheric micro-organisms, nutrient uptake, fertility status and yield of wheat

Authors: S.R. SINGH, H.P. SINGH, A.K. CHAUBEY

Abstract: Three strains of arbuscular mycorrhizae and two strains of Azotobacter chroococcum, isolated from Tarai agro-climatic region were used to inoculate wheat seed singly with AM fungi or Azotobacter chroococcum and in combination to study their effect on rhizosphere microorganisms, nutrient uptake, fertility status of soil and yield of wheat (Triticum aestvum L) under pot condition. Increases in root ...

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Effect of cereal straw incorporation and zinc sulphate application on soil properties and available nutrients under rice-wheat rotation

Authors: RAMA DWIVEDI, P.C.SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: Application of 0, 6.25, 12.5 and 25.0 kg zinc sulphate ha-1 to first year rice crop with or without cyclic incorporation of 1.5, 3.0 and 6.0 t ha-1 wheat straw for rice and rice straw for wheat crop for two years influenced organic carbon content, available N, available P and available K significantly. EC and pH of soil were not affected. In general, after rice harvest the content of soil organic ...

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Influence of thermal and moisture regimes on carbon mineralization in Mollisol

Authors: VINEETA MISRA, A.K. AGNIHOTRI

Abstract: An incubation experiment was carried out to study carbon mineralization from different sources of organic manures (rice & wheat straw and farm yard manure) at two temperatures and two moisture regimes. The rate of carbon mineralization from each treatment increased with temperature and application of straw. At the end of incubation period carbon mineralization was significantly higher at 35oC ...

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Usability analysis of medium range weather forecast for farming community under agromet advisory service

Authors: H. S KUSHWAHA, A. K CHAUBEY, S. P. GANGWAR

Abstract: Weather Forecast is referred as the prediction of weather in advance, Weather forecast assumes considerable importance for agricultural activities for the propose of effective planning of modern agricultural practices such as sowing of weather-sensitive high yielding varieties, efficient irrigation and harvest planning, weather forecasts with higher lead time are desirable. The continuous feed bac ...

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Preliminary evaluation of chilli germplasm

Authors: S.K. VERMA, K.S. NEGI, K.C. MUNEEM, R.R. ARYA

Abstract: Two hundred three genotypes of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) were evaluated at National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station Bhowali-263 132, Nainital, Uttarakhand during 2003. A wide range of variability in plant height 37-93 cm, plant canopy 560-3140 cm2, days to 50% flowering 137-163, days to 50% fruiting 144-168, fruit length 2.76-12.06 cm, fruit width 0.51-2.77 cm, number of frui ...

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Influence of delayed sowing in wheat (T. aestivum L.) genotypes: plant growth and yield attributes RUCHI CHANDRA,

Authors: MUNNA SINGH, DHEER SINGH, SONIA SAINI, A.P. VERMA

Abstract: Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is a major cereal crop of north India, usually sown after rice harvesting under rice- wheat, and after harvesting of sugarcane ratoon in sugarcane based cropping systems in late Nov.-Dec., and even goes upto January. It grows well under low temperature (10-20°C) while anthesis occurs during the on-set of continuous warm temperature (25-30°C) coupled with hot and dry ...

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Assessment of seed protein variability in two cultivated species of Barnyard millet through SDS-PAGE

Authors: DEEPTI PRABHA, V. K. KHANNA, YOGESH K. NEGI

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Genetic variability studies in wheat under timely and late sown irrigated conditions

Authors: RATNA PREETI KAUR, D.P. SAINI, J.P. JAISWAL

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Transgressive segregation for yield and yield contributing traits in F2 generations in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill]

Authors: PREETI MASSEY, B. V. SINGH, KAMENDRA SINGH, PUSHPENDRA, M.K. GUPTA

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Effect of nutrition on formation of acervuli, setae and sporulation of the isolates of Colletotrichum capsici

Authors: JAMEEL AKHTAR, M. K. SINGH, H. S. CHAUBE

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Fungicide spray schedule for economical management of potato late blight

Authors: SHAILBALA, V. S. PUNDHIR

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Nitrogen mineralization influenced by thermal and moisture regimes in Mollisol

Authors: VINEETA MISRA, A.K. AGNIHOTRI

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Effect of integrated nutrient management on yield and quality of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

Authors: SWALIN GAUHAR, M. RAGHAV

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Harvest time residue of isoproturon in soil, wheat grain and straw

Authors: D.K. SINGH, G. SINGH, A. SRIVASTAVA, N.K.SAND

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A study on the iced storage characteristics of Indian major carps

Authors: SURABHI, A.K. UPADHYAY, M. DAS TRAKROO

Abstract: Present study was conducted with an aim to assess the storage quality characteristics of fillets of three Indian Major Carps namely Catla catla, Labeo rohita and Cirrhinus mrigala during ice-storage. Proximate composition of the fish did not reveal any change for entire storage span of 12 days. Total volatile basic nitrogen (mg/100g), free fatty acid (as % oleic acid), pH and total bacterial count ...

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Effect of cyclic irrigation and fertigation on off–season production of Capsicum (Capsicum annuum l.) under protected environment

Authors: GONFA BAYISSA, K. K. SINGH, P. K. SINGH, M. P. SINGH

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at to study the effect of cyclic and fertigation on off-season production of capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.) under protected environment. The treatment consists of two irrigation levels (100 and 75 % of water requirement) and three cycles’ level (One cycle per day, three cycles per day and six cycles per day) and two level of Fertigation in naturally ventilated pol ...

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Variation of climatological parameters under environmental controlled and naturally ventilated polyhouses

Authors: K. M. DHANDARE, K. K. SINGH, P. K. SINGH, M. P. SINGH, GONFA BAYISSA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to study the various climatological parameters taken under the environmental controlled and naturally ventilated polyhouse during March to July 2006. Both the polyhouses were planted with capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.). The climatic parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, and solar intensity were measured at 0900 hr, 1200 hr, and 1600 hr. The comparisons ...

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Effect of moisture content on physical properties of barnyard millet

Authors: U. C. LOHANI, J. P. PANDEY

Abstract: The experiments were conducted to study the physical properties of barnyard millet (VL-172) at four moisture levels (8, 10, 12 and 14%, db). The size characteristics, i.e., length, width, thickness, length-width ratio, widththickness ratio, grain mean diameter and spherecity varied from 2.43-2.57 mm, 1.94-2.01 mm, 1.26-1.30 mm, 1.26-1.28, 1.54-1.56, 1.81-1.89 mm and 0.73-0.74 among different exper ...

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Empowerment of farm women through efficient use of natural resources

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI, SUNITA RANI

Abstract: A number of resources are available in the surroundings of the farm families. The families are not aware of their appropriate use. Identification of such on-farm and off-farm waste and their proper utilization is a profitable venture that needs to be promoted among rural women. Building capacity of rural women in efficient utilization of farm waste as the economic activity will bring about improve ...

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Mobilizing Self Help Groups for livelihood security

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, POONAM TEWARI, SUNITA RANI

Abstract: The goal of empowerment of women can be effectively achieved if poor women could organize themselves into groups for assertion of their rights in various services related to their economic and social well being. Self-groups had been formed in various villages for carrying out the developmental activities. The groups formed had been linked with banks, GO’s and NGO’s for various activities. Mont ...

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Studies in dietary pattern of tribal adolescent girls of Distt. Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH

Abstract: A dietary survey was conducted to study the diet and nutrient intake of Buxa adolescent girls residing in Bazpur block in distt. U. S. Nagar of Uttarakhand state. In total 85 adolescent girls were taken. Diet survey was conducted for three consecutive days using 24 hour recall method. Nutrient content in the food items consumed was worked out by using the nutritive values in different food items. ...

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Communication interventions in Joint Forest Management (JFM)

Authors: YAGYA DEV MISHRA, NEELAM BHARDWAJ

Abstract: Communication attains a centre stage in all interactive processes like JFM where people discuss, resolve, decide, communicate, plan, lead, and execute the development issues collectively. The process involves constant deliberation and consultation, information sharing, frequent meetings, collective decision-making and suitable modifications with the feedback. In view of its strategic role in JFM p ...

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Factors affecting utilization of mass media by the farmers

Authors: YAGYA DEV MISHRA

Abstract: Utilization pattern of four mass media viz., newspaper, magazine, radio, and television was studied among 126 farmers from 11 randomly selected villages of community development block Kannauj district Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. Out of four mass media, radio was most popular medium for agricultural information among farmers. Inability to read, inability to subscribe, lack of time, poor supply of elect ...

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